Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects announced that Megan Brown is joining its FA Energy practice. As manager of the team, Brown will work with clients and engineers on approaches to decarbonizing campuses and facilities.
The FA Energy division, in line with Finegold Alexander’s AIA 2030 Commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its projects, helps institutions both large and small meet their commitments toward a carbon-free future at all scales, from individual buildings to campus-wide or portfolio bases. The team has recently worked with Wellesley College’s Severance Hall, Brandeis University’s Brown Social Science Labs, and a Deep Energy Audit for MIT Building 66 to maximize the energy efficiency of these buildings of various eras.
Brown will bring her deep expertise and passion for high-performance buildings and data-driven design to the team and leverage these skills for FA Energy clients. She is a Certified Passive House Consultant and will bring the knowledge and approach that comes with certification to FA Energy’s envelope assessments and upgrade approaches. She has 12 years of experience working on civic, higher education, and cultural architecture projects, including an embodied carbon analysis for Jones Library, and a Finegold Alexander addition/renovation project of the 1928 Putnam & Cox building. Her diverse range of project experience includes the unique and highly technical, ranging from research greenhouses to cleanrooms to aerospace engineering labs. In all her work, Megan is mindful of the pressing need to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment.
“Together with decarbonization goals and Finegold Alexander’s extensive work in historic preservation, FA Energy is well positioned for creating real change in existing buildings to design for a better future,” said Megan Brown. “I’m thrilled to be part of this exciting work.”
“We are excited to expand our FA Energy practice with Megan as our first FA Energy Manager,” said Rebecca Berry, Finegold Alexander Principal and Director of Sustainability. “As someone who thrives on delving into research and intricate details to discover sustainable construction methodologies and retrofitting approaches, she will be a major asset to the team as we work to achieve our decarbonization goals.”
Brown received a Bachelor in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Utah. She is a member of the American Institute of Architecture and Boston Society of Architecture.